Adverse Childhood Experiences could be affecting 1 in 2 adults in Cumbria

The county's top public health official, Colin Cox, chose to focus in his annual report on how bad experiences such as abuse, neglect, bereavement or families fighting can follow you, and your health, into adulthood.

“While this may be a challenging subject, in many ways it is a story of hope, reducing the impact of ACEs [Adverse Childhood Experiences] is possible and support is available. I hope that this report can contribute in some way to stopping people from suffering in silence.”


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